“But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” (Jeremiah 29:7)
Impact Areas are opportunities for our church to live out the Biblical mandate to seek the welfare of our city, primarily through those in our body who are partnering with external ministries and churches.
Each Impact Area is responsible for connecting our body to their respective issues, equipping our body to ensure they are able to engage the issues with knowledge and zeal (Ephesians 4:11-12), and mobilizing the body to love and serve the community outside of the four walls of our church (Matthew 5:16).
Building relationships with neighbors from other countries to help them get acclimated to a new environment while engaging in gospel conversations and expanding your worldview.
From their huge monthly home restoration efforts to social businesses that employ local residents, 2ndSaturday is reaching lives, restoring hope, and redeeming communities in West and South Dallas. Volunteers can start serving on the second Saturday of the month.
ACT brings justice to the residents of West and South Dallas by fighting crime and blight. Through engaging residents and building community in this multi-racial neighborhood, ACT is seeing powerful results. Both legal professionals and others can take part!
BBHH serves over 1,300 households in West Dallas through its large food pantry, training classes (including job skills, ESL, and healthy living), Bible studies, and clinic. There are many opportunities to serve with BBHH throughout the week and weekend.
Buckner has addressed the plight of foster kids and orphans, senior adults, and low-income families for over a century. Volunteers can serve in a variety of ways, including sorting shoes for kids, building relationships with low-income families, and “adopting” foster families with your community group!
For the Nations serves refugees in the Dallas area in the long process of adapting to life in the United States, providing educational programs, advocating for refugee families, and, most importantly, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.
Men of Nehemiah is a discipleship program that provides homeless and formerly incarcerated men with residential accommodations, discipleship, recovery support, an array of support services, and more.
Noteworthy encourages incarcerated men and women by pairing them with “pen pals.” Volunteers are trained and have the chance to impact and disciple individuals via letters and cards throughout the year.
OurCalling builds relationships with homeless friends in order to provide real care and see lives change. Volunteers can help distribute resources to those who visit the center, mentor and disciple, help with recovery, or help locate people on the streets of Dallas to pray with them and discern needs.
Prison Fellowship works with men, women, and families who are affected by incarceration. Their mission includes working towards making prisons safer and more rehabilitative, advancing criminal justice reforms, and helping those affected by crime to heal and flourish in their communities and families.
re:generation for Prisons is Watermark’s 12-step, Christ-centered, biblical recovery program that is being facilitated in the Sanders Estes Unit.